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kelly & lemmons, p.a.

About Us

Since our firm was established in 1974, we have striven to provide diligent and professional legal representation to every client that has walked through our doors. We represent a diverse clientele in a broad range of legal areas throughout Minnesota, and have built a successful practice on a commitment to providing proactive and creative solutions to a client’s legal problems, as evidenced by our many long-term and repeat clients. We recognize that practical considerations can go beyond strict legal issues and counsel our clients accordingly.

Kelly & Lemmons has been dedicated to representing Minnesota local government units and has developed a strong municipal practice representing cities and townships throughout the seven-county metropolitan area and beyond. Our municipal experience complements a strong practice in real property where our attorneys have experienced nearly all types of litigation and transactional issues related to real estate matters. We have also garnered an excellent reputation as advocates for the rights of workers throughout Minnesota on behalf of public and private labor unions and employee organizations as well as individual employees.

We handle a wide array of legal issues but never lose focus of our client’s needs and objectives. Our lawyers have established a reputation for providing proactive legal solutions and obtaining creative solutions that meet our clients’ individual goals. Our mission at Kelly & Lemmons is to never compromise ethics, professionalism, or integrity; to treat every client like they are our only client; and to proactively and creatively strive to reach our client’s goals.

Practice Areas

Kelly & Lemmons represents labor unions in grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practices, unit clarifications, representation elections, and rights and obligations in collective bargaining. We also advise employers and employees on employment law issues, from harassment and discrimination, to statutory leave, and wage and hour claims. We have particular experience with the rights and responsibilities unique to Minnesota public sector employment. We frequently represent veterans facing removal under Minn. Stat. § 197.46 and have represented veterans in hiring and promotional decisions under § 197.455. Kelly & Lemmons has been recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (“ESGR”).

Estate Planning

We help clients develop detailed estate plans that work for them and their families. An estate plan often consists of more than just a will or a trust, such as a power of attorney, healthcare directive, or appointment of a guardian for minor children. We take an active role when planning a client’s estate, working to obtain a cost-effective solution that meets the client’s needs and the needs of their heirs.


Kelly & Lemmons represents municipalities as both civil attorney and prosecutor. We understand that in order to effectively govern a local government unit, comprehensive legal and practical advice is needed to provide foresight and ensure that obstacles are effectively navigated. To that end, we have advised municipalities on land use and zoning, drafting/revising ordinances, assessment appeals, and eminent domain, to name a few. We also prosecute misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes on behalf of several municipalities in Ramsey and Washington Counties. We have a firm-wide dedication to law enforcement, from prosecuting crimes, to representing law enforcement unions and individual law enforcement officers.

Real Property and Land Use

We handle a wide range of real estate matters. We have advised commercial developers and municipal entities in land development; zoning, rezoning, land use, and permits; condemnation and eminent domain; commercial and industrial development; single-family homes; multi-family housing development; senior housing; and condo conversions. We frequently represent clients in quiet title disputes, boundary disputes, and mechanics’ liens. We have helped landlords and property managers draft lease agreements, obtain unlawful detainers, and with lease agreement cancellation.

Patrick J. Kelly
Patrick J. Kelly,
Chad D. Lemmons
Chad D. Lemmons,
Kevin M. Beck
Kevin M. Beck,
Joseph Kelly
Joseph A. Kelly,
Martin Norder
Martin H.R. Norder,
Patrick McGuigan
Patrick McGuigan,
Rebecca Duren
Rebecca Duren

Contact Us

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Kelly & Lemmons, P.A.
2350 Wycliff Street
Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Fax: 651-223-8019
Phone: 651-224-3781